Foodpanda delivery rider in Karachi gets shot for ringing bell twice



KARACHI: (Raja Furqan Ahmed) A security guard of MQM MPA Khawaja Izharul Hassan shot a Foodpanda rider for ringing the doorbell of the politician’s house in Karachi’s Defense Saturday afternoon. According to Darakhshan SHO Irfan, Hassan’s family placed an order through the app. When Nadeem reached the location, he rang the doorbell of the house, which is located on Khayaban-e-Badar. “Suddenly, an armed man in a civil uniform appeared and demanded I hand over the parcel to him,” the victim told the police. When Nadeem refused and rang the bell again, the guard pointed his gun at the rider and started hurling abuses at him. “When the victim refused to hand him the order for the third time, the suspect opened fire at him and escaped,” SHO Irfan said. A police team immediately reached the crime site and cordoned off the area, Karachi South SSP Zubair Nazir told SAMAA Digital. Nadeem was rushed to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where he has been declared to be out of danger. He was shot in the knee, the doctors said. The police have obtained CCTV footage of the crime and have recorded the victim’s statement. “Nadeem is being treated in a private hospital under my personal supervision,” MPA Hassan said in a statement. “No effort will be spared in the treatment of injured boy Nadeem. During the treatment, his salary and medicine will be my responsibility.” He claimed that his government police guards were not involved in the firing. “The delivery boy had left home with the money without any dispute. I was told that the incident might be a testament to the personal bitterness of the accused and the delivery boy.” Hassan remarked that the firing occurred in front of his flat which was tragic for him and his family.